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Dodie "Ruth" Anderson passed away at Shuswap Lake General Hospital on Dec. 14, 2020. (Submitted)

Family of woman who died in Salmon Arm hospital questions access to isolated patients

Dodie Anderson was suffering the effects of COVID-19 and a serious fall when she passed away Dec. 14

Dodie "Ruth" Anderson passed away at Shuswap Lake General Hospital on Dec. 14, 2020. (Submitted)
A road building crew in Solsqua stops for a smoke break circa 1913. Standing in the back row are George Finucane and Bill Coxworth. In the front row are Tom Fish, Otto Sirvio, Karl Adling, Fred Cole, and Bill Waddel. (Sicamous and District Historical Society Photo)

Shuswap History in Pictures: Road crew

A construction crew in Solsqua takes a break and poses for the camera.

A road building crew in Solsqua stops for a smoke break circa 1913. Standing in the back row are George Finucane and Bill Coxworth. In the front row are Tom Fish, Otto Sirvio, Karl Adling, Fred Cole, and Bill Waddel. (Sicamous and District Historical Society Photo)
A winter storm warning is in effect for the Trans-Canada Highway from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass on Friday, Jan. 1. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)

Weather warning issued for B.C. mountain passes

Highway 1 and Highway 3 are both affected.

A winter storm warning is in effect for the Trans-Canada Highway from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass on Friday, Jan. 1. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)
Sicamous Eagles

Sicamous Eagles recruit new coach and GM

Longtime GM Wayne March out of head office but will remain “resource” for team.

Sicamous Eagles
Simon and Angela Carson wade out of Shuswap Lake at Canoe Beach after a polar bear plunge on Friday, Jan. 1. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Snapshot: Brave swimmers perform polar plunge in Shuswap Lake

Although no large group-plunge was organized, a few people waded into the frigid lake.

Simon and Angela Carson wade out of Shuswap Lake at Canoe Beach after a polar bear plunge on Friday, Jan. 1. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
Shuswap officials reflect on what the year 2020 taught them. (Pixabay Image)

Lessons learned by Shuswap officials in 2020

Mayors and councillors from local communities shared impressions left by the past year.

Shuswap officials reflect on what the year 2020 taught them. (Pixabay Image)
A Volvo crashed into the far side of the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Fifth Street SE about 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. The vehicle was seen travelling fast up Fifth Avenue followed by a police vehicle prior to the crash. (Jim Elliot - Salmon Arm Observer)

Vehicle crashes at intersection in Salmon Arm, police search car

Crash occurred about 1 p.m., vehicle seen travelling fast prior to crash

A Volvo crashed into the far side of the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Fifth Street SE about 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. The vehicle was seen travelling fast up Fifth Avenue followed by a police vehicle prior to the crash. (Jim Elliot - Salmon Arm Observer)
Farrell’s Field in Celista is open for public skating. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District photo)

North Shuswap outdoor rink opens for public skating

The skating surface at Farrell’s Field in Celista is flooded and ready

Farrell’s Field in Celista is open for public skating. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District photo)
As Christmas trees leave Shuswap living rooms, they can be whisked away by rugby players for a small donation or left outside as a home for birds before decomposing into the soil. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Options available for Christmas trees leaving Shuswap homes

The Yeti Rugby club is doing its annual tree pickup in exchange for donations

As Christmas trees leave Shuswap living rooms, they can be whisked away by rugby players for a small donation or left outside as a home for birds before decomposing into the soil. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Shuswap Veterinary Clinic is hoping to reunite a dog which was brought in to the clinic with its rightful owners. (Shuswap Veterinary Clinic/Facebook)

Shuswap Veterinary Clinic seeks dog’s owner

The dog without identification was found in Gleneden and brought to the vet this morning

The Shuswap Veterinary Clinic is hoping to reunite a dog which was brought in to the clinic with its rightful owners. (Shuswap Veterinary Clinic/Facebook)
Emergency vehicles are on scene and one lane of the Trans-Canada Highway is closed five kilometres east of Sicamous. (Submitted)

Update: Highway 1 lane reopens after collision

Heavy snow was falling in the area of the crash

Emergency vehicles are on scene and one lane of the Trans-Canada Highway is closed five kilometres east of Sicamous. (Submitted)
The Shuswap Music Festival will be streamed online in 2021 with group performances put on hold. (File photo)

Shuswap Music Festival moving online for 2021

The festival will not accept group entries from groups such as choirs next year

The Shuswap Music Festival will be streamed online in 2021 with group performances put on hold. (File photo)
Adam and Genean Morrow are about to open their new brewery the Morrow Beer Company in Salmon Arm. (Jim Elliot - Salmon Arm Observer)

What’s the good news, 2020? New microbrewery a dream come true for Salmon Arm couple

The Salmon Arm Observer looks back at some of the year’s positive stories

Adam and Genean Morrow are about to open their new brewery the Morrow Beer Company in Salmon Arm. (Jim Elliot - Salmon Arm Observer)
Florence Pineo says bowling is good exercise and a fun social outing for seniors. (Jim Elliot - Salmon Arm Observer)

What’s the good news, 2020? 98-year-old Salmon Arm woman keeps active at the bowling lanes

The Salmon Arm Observer looks back at some of the positive stories of 2020

Florence Pineo says bowling is good exercise and a fun social outing for seniors. (Jim Elliot - Salmon Arm Observer)
Eagle River Secondary graduates toss their caps into the air for a socially-distanced group photo. (Heath Fletcher - Sproing Creative)

What’s the good news, 2020? Generous bursaries for Sicamous grads survive pandemic

The Eagle Valley News looks back at some of the year’s positive stories

Eagle River Secondary graduates toss their caps into the air for a socially-distanced group photo. (Heath Fletcher - Sproing Creative)
Brenda Silver and Warren Jensen pose for a photo with the baskets of chocolate and candy they donated to the Eagle Valley Community Support Society to be given to children for Easter. (Contributed)

What’s the good news, 2020? Donated Easter baskets appreciated by Sicamous food bank

The Eagle Valley News looks back at some of the year’s positive stories

Brenda Silver and Warren Jensen pose for a photo with the baskets of chocolate and candy they donated to the Eagle Valley Community Support Society to be given to children for Easter. (Contributed)
Michael Esau and other firefighter wait at the start line of the 2020 Climb the Wall fundraiser benefitting the B.C. Lung Association. (Karen Esau photo)

What’s the good news, 2020? Shuswap firefighter ascends high rise for fundraiser

The Eagle Valley News looks back at some of the year’s positive stories

Michael Esau and other firefighter wait at the start line of the 2020 Climb the Wall fundraiser benefitting the B.C. Lung Association. (Karen Esau photo)
Sicamous fire chief Brett Ogino, Regina Forry, Mayor Terry Rysz, Gordon Mackie with the Sicamous Museum and Tomoaki Fujimura gathered to plant an Akebono cherry tree in the Main Street Landing park on Wednesday, May 20. (Jim Elliot - Eagle Valley News)

What’s the good news, 2020? Honouring interned Japanese Canadians

The Eagle Valley News looks back at some of the year’s positive stories

Sicamous fire chief Brett Ogino, Regina Forry, Mayor Terry Rysz, Gordon Mackie with the Sicamous Museum and Tomoaki Fujimura gathered to plant an Akebono cherry tree in the Main Street Landing park on Wednesday, May 20. (Jim Elliot - Eagle Valley News)
OWL rehabilitation society volunteer Gary Turner released an injured bald eagle in Malakwa on Friday, June 5. (Jim Elliot - Eagle Valley News)

What’s the good news, 2020? Eagle released in Malakwa after recovery

The Eagle Valley News looks back at some of the year’s positive stories

OWL rehabilitation society volunteer Gary Turner released an injured bald eagle in Malakwa on Friday, June 5. (Jim Elliot - Eagle Valley News)
A purchase offer with a few conditions by the District of Sicamous has been accepted for a property on Finlayson Street. Once the purchase goes through, the property will be the site of an affordable housing development. (Google Maps photo)

What’s the good news, 2020? Sicamous property purchased for affordable housing project

The Eagle Valley News looks back at some of the year’s positive stories

A purchase offer with a few conditions by the District of Sicamous has been accepted for a property on Finlayson Street. Once the purchase goes through, the property will be the site of an affordable housing development. (Google Maps photo)